<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Earman (John) - Hume on Miracles (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9440.htm">Hume on Miracles</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/E/Author_Earman (John).htm">Earman (John)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Earman - Hume's Abject Failure - The Argument Against Miracles, 2000</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9440.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperCitings_9440.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Sections</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Abstract  1 </li><li>Hume's Religious Orientation  4 </li><li>The Origins of Hume's Essay  6 </li><li>The Puzzles of Hume's Definitions of  Miracles  8 </li><li>Conceptions of Miracles  9 </li><li>What a Miracle Is for Hume  12 </li><li>The Eighteenth-Century Debate on Miracles  14 </li><li>The Structure of Hume's Essay  20 </li><li>Hume's Straight Rule of Induction and His  Proof Against Miracles  22 </li><li>Hume, Bayes, and Price  24 </li><li>Bayes and Bayesianism  26 </li><li>The Bayes-Price Rejection of Hume's Straight Rule  29 </li><li>Hume's Stultification of Scientific Inquiry  31 </li><li>The Indian Prince  33 </li><li>Hume's Maxim  38 </li><li>What Is Hume's Thesis?  43 </li><li>Hume's Diminution Principle  49 </li><li>Multiple Witnessing  53 </li><li>More Multiple Witnessing  56 </li><li>What Is Right About Hume's Position  59 </li><li>Fall Back Positions for Hume  61 </li><li>Probabilifying Religious Doctrines  65 </li><li>Hume's Contrary Miracles Argument  67 </li><li>Conclusion  70 </li><li>Appendix on Probability  75 </li><li>Works Cited  87</li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:21" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:21:01</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>